ME TIME IDEAS FOR NEW MUMS

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For a lot of new mums, ‘me time’ is very limited.  We tend to get caught up in our daily lives with not enough emphasis placed on our well being.

It is important to take some time out in your week to reboot and unwind.  Me time enables our brains to rest, it allows us to switch off and clear our mind, recharge and focus. It allows us to think clearly and process our problems more effectively.

Me time will ultimately help us to increase our productivity and strengthen our relationships, resulting in a happier, healthier self.

Every body’s idea of me-time is different.  Listed below are some ideas to help get you started. 

Movie

Record your favorite TV shows throughout the week then sit down and indulge without guilt.

You may even want to go and see a movie by yourself.

Shopping

Most of us women love to shop. Set aside a few hours to shop by yourself.  Whether it be online shopping or a visit to the local mall.  Buy some pretty clothes, good nursing bras or beauty products.

Pedicure

Who doesn’t love a good Manicure and/or Pedicure?  A simple inexpensive indulgence that makes you feel great!

Walk

Go for a quiet walk.

Swim

Enjoy the weightless feeling of your body in water.

Run

Some women love to run.  Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise while getting in a good workout.  You will feel recharged for the rest of the day.

Related: 10 Simple Way to be Healthier

Lunch with a friend

Arrange to meet up with a friend and enjoy a nice lunch together.  Go to your favorite restaurant and order your favorite meal.

Read

Sit down with a good book and get lost in another world for an hour or two.

Rest

Take a power nap in the middle of the day.  Rest your body you have earned it.

Gardening

Some women love gardening.  Be at one with nature.

Hobby

Start a new hobby.  Something you have wanted to do for a while that just involves you.

Sit in a park

Find a quiet spot in a local park.  Take a blanket and enjoy the sun.

Do nothing

Sometimes just doing nothing is wonderful.  No plans just you and time….

Bubble bath

Run yourself a hot bubble bath.  Light some candles and close the door.

Make your favorite meal

Enjoy your favorite foods and forget your diet for the day.

Order in take out

Take the night off.  No cooking or washing up.

Cook

Some women love to cook, it relaxes them.  Try a new recipe you have wanted to attempt for a while.

Journal

Write a journal.  Record your thoughts and experiences for future reference.

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Like many women out there, Tracey Montford is an exceptional multi-tasker! Apart from steering a global business, managing 2 young boys & keeping the clan clean and fed, Tracey still finds time to provide creative inspiration and direction to the exceptional designs of Cake Maternity. From the branding, presentation and delivery, creativity is a big part of what Tracey does so naturally and effectively. Find out more at au.cakematernity.com or catch up with her on social @cakematernity

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